Black Dagger Brotherhood: Lover Unbound

by J.R. Ward
Published by Signet Eclipse
September 2007
Book Five: Vishous’ Story

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now, the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will…

Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous son of the Bloodletter possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father’s war camp, he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time- until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that cannot include her.

Lover Unbound, what a book! And that’s with both the good and the bad, and the “what the hell did I just read”. All in all, a very Interesting Ride. This is book number five in the BDB Series, featuring Vishous and Jane. Although I didn’t salivate for Vishous’s story the way I did for Zsadist, I could not wait to get to his. Vishous, with his leathers on and off the battlefield, is just an interesting character. The all around smart guy–er…vampire, with a love for BDSM. You had to be intrigued, to see hwo all this would play out. It played out good, then it lost me, then I was like WTH!

How many stars: 4

Main Characters: As far as kick ass main characters go, Vishous and Jane takes the cake. Both literally and figuratively. They are such a good pair together. Both smarty pants and smart asses. They clicked and understood each other, but most amazingly was their romance. It wasn’t the long enough for me, but it was short, sweet and intense. They were just on the same wavelengths and no bullshit miscommunication in here.

Story: The story was good. Vishous and Jane came together nicely, their stories were both heartfelt and poignant, but the beauty of their troubled past was that it made them perfect for each other. The book wasn’t long enough to please me and the ending totally left my mouth agape in “what the hell was that?”

Would I re-read: Yes, though I would still get pissed off at the end, but most assuredly yes.

Improvements: I would want a little more Jane and Vishous time, and the ending could have been resolved in a different way, but its also not bad. I don’t know what the authors plan is so I don’t wanna totally be disgusted about it. But it was a really good read.

Topping: It was good extra caramel, nice and yummeh.